The other day, I (Beth) told our language helper last week that I needed help making a list of jobs for our housekeeper to do. At least that's what I tried to say. What I actually said was, "I want to make a list of jobs for our dishwasher to do." She was a little confused.
On a positive note, at least one of us is starting to pick up this language. When people ask Lee Anna what her name is (in Arabic), she answers "Nana." Actually, tonight when a taxi driver asked her, she said "Sawyer," not because she didn't understand the question, but because she thought it was funny.
Pretty soon we'll be asking her what people are saying to us!